40. Self-Fragmentation, Diseased Landscapes, and other Enigmatic Engagements: American Gothic and the Literatures of East and Southeast Asia

  1. Charles L. Crow
  1. Andrew Hock Soon Ng

Published Online: 13 SEP 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118608395.ch40

A Companion to American Gothic

A Companion to American Gothic

How to Cite

Ng, A. H. S. (2013) Self-Fragmentation, Diseased Landscapes, and other Enigmatic Engagements: American Gothic and the Literatures of East and Southeast Asia, in A Companion to American Gothic (ed C. L. Crow), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118608395.ch40

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 SEP 2013
  2. Published Print: 25 NOV 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470671870

Online ISBN: 9781118608395

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Keywords:

  • Edgar Allan Poe;
  • William Faulkner;
  • Japanese Literature;
  • Kōbō Ábe;
  • Junichirō Tanizaki;
  • Chinese New Wave Fiction;
  • Southeast Asian Literature

Summary

Although American Gothic literature has clearly influenced modern World Literature, there is scholarship that traces this confluence. This essay is a modest consideration about the impact that Poe and Faulkner have made on Asian writings, focusing primarily on the narratives of select Japanese authors (Kōbō Ábe and Junichirō Tanizaki), Chinese New Wave Fiction and contemporary literature from South East Asia.